Part of the Indonesian culinary traditions, nasi goreng is a delicious and hearty stir-fry dish often served with chicken, seafood, and eggs.
As here at Foodaciously, we want everyone to enjoy the food they love without compromise, we decided to experiment with a plant-based version of this rice dish that still packs plenty of proteins. So, today, we'll show how to make vegan nasi goreng with edamame and peanuts.
For this Asian stir-fry, we sizzled garlic and ginger with chillies and tipped in cabbage, mushrooms, edamame, and brown rice. Then, we stirred in soy sauce and topped all with crunchy peanuts.
The main feature of the classic dish is the kecap manis, a sweet soy sauce that gives the rice a unique flavour. To replace this ingredient, we have caramelised the onions and then combined low-salt soy sauce with maple syrup. Result guaranteed!
Although we swapped animal products with plant-based ones, a bowl of this fried rice still provides plenty of proteins, making a well balanced vegan meal. Edamame beans, brown rice, and peanuts as great sources of this precious nutrient.
Each bowl comes in just 500 calories and provides 40% of your RDI for fibres and 45% of your RDI for proteins. So, make a big batch of this nutritious, healthy meal and pack it for the next day's lunch.